Mrs Tina Kumar-Jacob (2002) 

Membership Status: Barrister - Full Member

General Information

Tina has extensive advocacy experience and has appeared as sole counsel in the Court of Appeal (recent case of Khandanpour v Chambers [2019] EWCA Civ 570), High Court and County Court. She has also appeared in the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) in both the Residential Property and Land Registration divisions.

Tina’s practice has always been in Civil Litigation, with a current emphasis on Property and Landlord & Tenant (both residential and commercial). In addition, she continues to be instructed on Partnership, Company Law, Contract, Costs and Defamation matters.

Tina is a qualified, accredited Mediator in Civil and Commercial matters. She is also an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb).

Tina also accepts instructions on a Direct Access basis.

Real Property & Mortgages

Tina is regularly instructed on various types of real property cases, which include:

Notable cases and recent examples:

Landlord & Tenant (Residential & Commercial)

Tina is regularly instructed to advise and appear in Court and/or the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) (FTT) on the following matters:

Recent example of work:

Company law and Contractual matters

Tina continues to be instructed on various matters relating to Company Law and contractual matters.  Recent examples of her work are as follows:


Tina has been instructed on various matters, some which have been reported as follows:


Tina has been instructed on various types of interim applications relating to costs issues in the County Court.  She is also instructed on Detailed Assessments both in County Courts and the Senior Court Costs Office (SCCO).

She has been instructed by the NHS Litigation Authority (NHSLA) on all such costs matters.

Mediation & ADR

Tina is a member of the Civil Mediation Council.

Tina regularly accepts instructions on all Civil and Commercial mediations in the capacity of a Barrister and also as a Mediator.

Tina is also a faculty member with the London School of Mediation and tutors on the courses and had recently tutored at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon at The Hague.

She sat as a Judge on the UK Student Mediation Competition 2019 in Bristol.

Her experience in Arbitration  extends to acting for the Forestry Commission in relation to Farm/Woodland Grant Schemes in relation to an Arbitration clause within the contract.


2001: LL.B (Hons) (Lond.)
2002: Bar Vocational Course
2006: LL.M (Merit) (Queen Mary, University of London)
2014: International Human Rights Law (short course) (University of Oxford)


Property Bar Association (PBA)
Civil Mediation Council (CMC)
RCJ Advice Bureau for Court of Appeal cases (COAS)

In her early years of practice, Tina was instructed by the Treasury Solicitor to undertake work under the baby barrister scheme on the Commercial/Construction.



I had the luck to have Tina Kumar, represent my Company as our Barrister, at a recent court case. Her professional manner in dealing with our claim, I think was one of the reasons that we won.. I would recommend her, to anyone looking for a quality Barrister.

Robert Falconer Managing Director, W.E. Deane Ltd

I’m terribly impressed with both your approach and your work…You’ve take this on last minute, never phased by lateness, nor two instructing sols, nor the opposition, with utter calm…your work last night and today have made a very real difference to our client’s life… but, really, very well done.

Daniel Stevens Amicus Law, Commercial

I had cause to instruct another barrister of yours this week (Tina Kumar) and I have to say I found the process excellent.

Mark Rothman Leonard Gray LLP

Mrs Tina Kumar-Jacob (2002)

phone01823 247 247

Qualified in 2002